the story of God, the story of us [group blogging project]

Written by Dan King

Christ-follower. husband. father. author of the unlikely missionary: from pew-warmer to poverty-fighter. co-author of activist faith: from him and for him. school of ministry and missions instructor. president of fistbump media, llc.

December 3, 2010

If ever there was a book that was made for a group blogging project, it’s this one. This is what the InterVarsity Press website has to say about it:

In this book, you can travel with Sean Gladding between the lines of the Scriptures to listen in on the conversations of people wrestling with the Story of God for the first time. Whether sitting around a campfire in Babylon, reclining at table in Asia Minor or huddled together by candlelight in Rome, you’ll encounter a tale that is at once familiar and surprising.

The Story of God, the Story of Us can be read alone but is especially rich shared with a group. Sean Gladding presents an account of the Bible that pays attention to its audience as well as its message. He introduces you to people who may remind you of yourself or your family, friends and coworkers. As much as the Bible is a story about God, it’s also a story about you–and all of us–as we encounter God in a new way.

And and we have an incredible team leading us through discussion on this book:

And here’s our posting schedule:

Introduction (Dan King)
– Bonus Video: The Story

Chapter 1: Creation (Bryant Neal)
– Bonus Video: Creation
Chapter 2: Catastrophe (Victoria Jenkins)
Chapter 3: Covenant (Crystal Rowe)
– Bonus Video: Covenant
Chapter 4: Community (Part 1): Exodus (Jenifer Lee)
– Bonus Video: Freedom
Chapter 5: Community (Part 2): Sinai (Bryant Neal)
Chapter 6: Conquest (Crystal Rowe)
Chapter 7: Crown (Jennifer Lee)
Chapter 8: Conceit (Victoria Jenkins)

Interlude (Dan King)

Chapter 9: Christ (Jennifer Lee)
– Bonus Video: Descent
Chapter 10: Cross (Victoria Jenkins)
Chapter 11: Church (Crystal Rowe)
– Bonus Video: Reconciliation
Chapter 12: Consummation (Bryant Neal)

Author’s Closing Thoughts (Sean Gladding)

So stay tuned for some great discussion, and please feel free to jump into the comments and share your thoughts! In the meantime, here are a few things that you can do right now…

  • Buy the book. It’ll be a much better experience for you if you follow along in your own copy of the book.
  • Subscribe to updates. Get the latest posts in this series in your email inbox or favorite feed reader. This is the best way to keep up with everything!
  • Tweet it up! Follow @bibledude and retweet updates from this event. If you want to share your own tweets, make sure that you use the #storyofGod hashtag.

5 Comments

  1. Laraj

    And how I’m going to subscribe to these updates! Sounds like a good follow. Thanks for always introducing me to great resources. Hope the garage sale went great today. I had you all prayed up!

    Reply
    • @bibledude

      This is going to be an amazing project! The book we’ll be studying presents an interesting perspective on the Scriptures, and it’s sure to make people think a little bit. Should be fun!

      The garage sale went great! Thanks Laura! #fistbump

      Reply
  2. Katie

    Following! Looks very interesting!

    Reply
    • @bibledude

      This has been a really interesting discussion so far, and even the author has jumped into the comments from time to time! There’s been a lot of exciting conversation, so feel free to jump in anytime! We’ll be finishing the Old Testament stories this week, and will pick up with the New Testament ones after New Year’s.

      Reply
  3. Dating

    Just as Jesus challenged his listeners to view the world in a
    different way from their customary ways, so the changes in our telling the
    universe story challenge us to rethink our relationship to
    God and the world around us. Science and spirituality …

    Reply

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